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Hiring for Attitude

Whenever you’re sifting through resumes to hire for a new position, it’s often tough to weigh candidates who are more experienced and qualified against those who have a great attitude but not as many years in the profession. Hiring for…

Simple Starts

Photos by L.G. Patterson Admittedly, Clayton Neuner may be a little green when it comes to business, but that hasn’t stopped him from establishing a small startup and learning as he goes. At 18, this Columbia native’s venture began to…

The Right Fit

Photos by L.G. Patterson Columbia’s human resource professionals use every tool at their disposal to best fill positions and retain employees for their companies and organizations. In August, a group sat down to lunch at the CEO Roundtable…

Economic Development in Missouri

Every day, Missouri is engaged in a global competition for jobs, business expansions and relocations, and private sector investment in our economy. In the 21st Century, businesses can locate nearly anywhere in the world, and we want…

Meet Your Baker

Photos by L.G. Patterson From Pinterest to Etsy, consumers are on the lookout for unique art to brighten up their homes — and their party menus. Many of these consumers take notice of true craftsmanship, and are willing to pay a little…

Wonder Woman

It’s been said that the entire universe is contained in a single atom, but for Bea Doheny, the weight and wonder of the cosmos can be found on her wrist instead. As the owner and founder of the jewelry line AstronoBEAds, Doheny sits at the…

Boost Employee Morale

Every employer wants his or her team to work well together. Working toward a shared goal is one of the best ways to encourage bonding between your employees. And sometimes, you just have to kick back and have fun to really get people to…

Keeping The Pipeline Full

photos by L.G. Patterson Warmer weather is conducive to the construction of new buildings, roads and infrastructure, and the stakeholders coming together for the summer CEO roundtable at the Broadway Hotel are the designers, builders and…

COU Reaches New Heights

December 31, 2007 - (Columbia Mo) - Columbia Regional Airport - CLOSED. As a result of continued declines in passenger numbers and the inability to secure a reliable air service provider, the City of Columbia will close Columbia Regional…

Team Building

The team's the thing. Although nothing can replace excellent management skills and a respectful work environment, more and more companies are getting their employees out of the office and into team building experiences. Their aim is to…

How To Be A Better Leader

Not all managers are great leaders. Some have the strengths to lead and rally employees while others are stronger when systematically executing plans. The key to being an effective manager is to recognize your strengths and weaknesses and…

Quick Lane Opens In Columbia

Photos by L.G. Patterson A new service center that can assist with all makes and models of vehicles opened mid-January. Quick Lane is associated with Ford dealerships but technicians can work on all makes and models. Quick Lane is one…

The Holy Grail in Health Care

High quality, low cost, instant access, online quick fixes, new technology, the costs associated with all of that and hospital food were topics on the table at a CEO Health Care Roundtable discussion in early February. Key Columbia…

What’s Happening In Real Estate

Last year was an interesting one for the Boone County residential real estate market. The market for 2016 was stagnant when compared to 2015. The sale of detached single family homes through the Columbia MLS system in the Columbia Public…

Cobbling Together

Photos by LG Patterson Bob Wood, owner of Dawson Shoe Repair, takes his position each morning behind the vintage wooden and glass counter at his shop at 212 S. Eighth St. If he looks out the large storefront window directly before him,…

Hotel Tower Expansion

The Broadway Hotel opened for business in 2014, giving visitors a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Columbia. The hotel also offered Columbia residents an eighth floor Rooftop Bar and meeting space with one of the best views downtown…

The Gift of Cigars

As the holidays sneak up on us once again, you may find yourself searching for last-minute gifts that don’t seem like last-minute gifts. If there’s a man on your list who enjoys an occasional cigar, you’ll be pleased with the options you…

In It for the Long Haul

John Berghager runs his I-70 Towing and Recovery business out of a remodeled bowling alley at 2116 Vandiver Drive. It’s a building with a history in Columbia; and it’s a building that will certainly have a role in Columbia’s future. “I…

CEO Roundtable

photos by L.G. Patterson With the new year coming fast, area business and government leaders sat down to lunch in early November at The Roof at an economic roundtable to discuss where we have been, where we are and what might be ahead.…